Up until a few weeks ago my writing here was always done as a reaction to the drawing. But since then I have tried to give the writing its own subject matter and voice. A few things have occurred to me:
First is that my independent writing voice is still weak compared to my drawing.
Second, if I want to grow as a writer then the writing cannot be second fiddle. I have to find as much time every day for writing as I do for drawing.
Finally, I have noticed that I resist writing about my day to day reality and this resistance inhibits my creative flow; I need to write down whatever wants to come out.